An overnight success (38 years in the making)
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by Livewire Markets
11M ago
In this episode of Success and More Interesting Stuff, we introduce the good doctor Sam Hupert, founder and major shareholder of radiology imaging group Pro Medicus. Sam has been talking business for as long as he can remember, thanks to his entrepreneurial parents. Even as a medical student he was exercising his commercial skills with a successful photography enterprise. Once computers began to take off outside academia, Sam saw the possibilities for medicine. Over the years, he and the Pro Medicus team have exploited each advance in computing technology to build up a formidable lead over the ..read more
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Rob Millner‘s simple rule for investing success
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
Episode three of Success and More Interesting Stuff features Rob Millner, the patriarch of Washington H Soul Pattinson. Soul Patts is the closest investment vehicle that Australia has to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. And like Berkshire Hathaway, Soul Patts has been an outstanding success. Rob is only the fourth Millner to run the company over 100 years and to date he has managed to multiply the share price 11 times and increase the dividend every year. Rob — and Soul Patts — take the long view, with disciplined focus on fundamentals and proud attention to corporate governance. "I've alwa ..read more
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From IVF pioneer to Afterpay investor: John McBain‘s incredible journey
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
Small-cap specialist Dr John McBain likes to joke that he's still in Australia because he lost his return ticket to Scotland in the 1970s. In this episode of Success and More Interesting Stuff, John describes how his career in obstetrics and gynaecology took off on his arrival in Melbourne in 1976 and took him in directions no one could have predicted. From early entrepreneurial success delivering newspapers as a Glasgow schoolboy, this canny Scot surmounted his humble beginnings to become a pioneer in the development of IVF. From this he profited enough to turn his hand to full-time investing ..read more
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Geoff Wilson: Smoking out the doubters
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
This episode of Success and More Interesting Stuff features high-profile fund manager Geoff Wilson, my former boss and colleague. I went to work for him in the 1990s — for free, at first, until he could afford to pay me — and cut my teeth in the industry as we jetted around the country seeking investors for his early funds. Geoff has built a stunning funds management business through the listed investment company structure and today manages $5.5 billion. In this episode he explains why he likes closed-end capital pools such as LICs and you'll soon see why the market values his funds at mo ..read more
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Success And More Interesting Stuff returns next week!
Success and more interesting stuff
by Livewire Markets
1y ago
It's been nearly 12 months since we launched Success And More Interesting Stuff, but we're returning this December bigger and better than ever. Tune in to this short intro for a preview of what's to come.    ..read more
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We know about Tesla...what about the rest of the auto industry?
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
Martin Ward knows people and numbers. Growing up in the UK, it was these skills that would take him through the Middle East and Singapore before settling into the automotive industry in Australia. Currently CEO of Eagers Automotive, Australia's largest vehicle retailer, Ward has been instrumental in driving a 700% share price appreciation over the last 15 years.  A staple of Ward's time in management has been his ability to quickly identify shifting market trends. This pre-emptive mindset has underpinned two recent initiatives - the development of auto malls and acquisition of used car re ..read more
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Allfrey's key to finding winners
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by successandmoreinterestingstuff
1y ago
Catherine Allfrey is a fighter. As the first female inductee into the Australian Fund Manager Hall of Fame, there is no doubt she has taken adversity in stride on her way to the top. Beginning her career at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank's Sydney office, the reality of being a woman in a traditionally male dominated field became apparent. Cultural differences drove her to greener pastures and she was soon headhunted by Colonial First State.  In 2006, the opportunity to launch a new fund alongside long term partners Graeme Burke and Ian Harding arose and Allfrey welcomed it with open arms ..read more
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The best performing fund you've never heard of
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by successandmoreinterestingstuff
1y ago
Daniel Droga is a mystery man. Growing up with four brothers and a sister on the idyllic Mt Thredbo, capital markets would have been the last thing on his mind. A commerce degree and 34 years of industry experience later however, his mind-boggling returns are the stuff of legend. But how did this former futures trader turned small cap guru make it to the top whilst retaining such a low profile?  Blue Lake Partners, named after a glacial lake up the top of Mt Kosciuszko, has become a one stop investment shop: everything from arbitrage trading to long-term Australian equities. This diverse ..read more
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$12,000 acquisition, billion dollar market cap: The Jamie Pherous journey
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
Jamie Pherous embodies the importance of drive, resilience and talent. Having graduated at 20, following the status quo was never an option.  After working across brokerage and accountancy, the prescribed pathways never aligned with Jamie's entrepreneurial tendencies, and, when the opportunity to transition into the travel industry arose, Jamie welcomed it with open arms.  From there he has not looked back. His acquisition of a significant stake in what soon became ASX-listed company Corporate Travel Management is a testament to his drive. As Founder and CEO, he has shaped their cult ..read more
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Paradice’s key to unlocking small caps
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by Livewire Markets
1y ago
David Paradice loves businesses. From chatting to the owner of a bike shop in Byron Bay to discussing the KPIs of his local IGA, Paradice truly believes that everyone has an area of expertise and is always looking to learn.  An Australian Fund Manager Hall of Fame inductee, he launched Paradice Investment Management aged 40, having earned his stripes spearheading the small-cap divisions at ING Group and Mercantile Mutual. A suite of achievements soon followed.  With a laser-like focus on returns and an unrelenting commitment to self-improvement, Paradice grew a multi-dimensional ..read more
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